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The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill and many nations are trying their best to combat this virus. The impact has brought down the global economy and many countries are trying their best to recover from the loss inflicted by COVID-19.
As the fight with the novel coronavirus continues things seem to turn grim for the background dancers and also those who work in the Indian Film Industry.
Now, Varun Dhawan has taken a step ahead and has reportedly transferred money directly into the accounts of 200 background dancers who work in Bollywood films. It seems the actor knows the problems they have been facing amid lockdown as he closely worked with several dancers in his films - including ABCD 2 and Street Dancer 3D.
Now, a Times of India report stated that Varun is aware of the hardships faced by these dancers because of the pandemic and also mentioned that he has offered financial aid for them.
The report quoted a former background dancer - Raj Surani who now works as a coordinator for songs revealed that Varun Dhawan has helped the needy dancers.
“He has worked with a lot of them in three dance films. He was very concerned about how the dancers are managing their livelihood. He promised to help them and try and address their problems,” he said.
Meanwhile, earlier this month, several reports claimed that even Shahid Kapoor has extended support to dancers by transferring money into the accounts of 40 Bollywood dancers. For the unversed, Shahid also began his career as a background dancer.
Talking about the Kabir Singh actor, Raj Surani said, “Shahid Kapoor recently transferred money to the bank accounts of dancers he has worked. He has extended support to around 40 and has stated that he will help them for the next 2 to 3 months.”
“We shortlisted dancers from the days when he started his career with Ishq Vishq. It has been 17 years and they are in a bad condition, they may not be working right now. Apart from them we have even included those dancers who worked with him in Dhating Nach, Shaandaar, and Agal Bagal,” he added.
On the work front, Varun Dhawan was last seen in Remo D’Souza’s Street Dancer 3D. His next film will be his dad, veteran David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 and will be seen pairing opposite Sara Ali Khan.